Melissa T.

Registered Veterinary Technician

When Melissa was 15, her mother signed her up to work at their family vet, and she’s never looked back! She started out as a kennel assistant and receptionist, and worked her way up to becoming an RVT/nurse.

We love that Melissa’s expertise in the field has driven her to “try to understand what every client wants for their pet and to make certain they fully comprehend what treatment options they have.” Melissa says, “I want the patient to have the quickest, safest, and least stressful visit possible.” She is incredibly patient, something we all look to her for as an example.

Her family is made up of Loretta Lynn, a 4-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier with the most expressive face, and her two domestic shorthair cats, Nandor the Relentless and Guillermo VanHelsing-DelaCruz. “I love them dearly and they are the worst roommates I’ve ever had.”

Melissa chose to join us at Grand Lake Vet in early 2019 because she enjoys the family vibe here and the way the team comes together to take great care of each patient.

When not working with animals, Melissa works as a tattoo artist (which she has done since 2005), and frequently holds art shows at local venues. In her spare time, she enjoys road trips, rock climbing, hiking, snowboarding, and roller-skating.